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    Monday, December 23, 2019   /   by Callie O'Brien

    Our Favorite Holiday Treats!

    The holiday season is full of traditions, the best of which often revolving food. Here are a few of our offices' favorite holiday recipes! 
    Mexican Wedding Cookies

    READY IN: 45mins
    SERVES: 36

    YIELD: 3 dozen


    cup  butter, softened 

    cup  powdered sugar

    teaspoon  vanilla

    2 1⁄4
    cups sifted flour

    teaspoon  salt

    cup chopped walnutsor 3/4 cup  pecans

      powdered sugar (for rolling baked cookies in)

    Cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy; stir in vanilla.
    Whisk together flour and salt; add gradually to butter mixture; stir in chopped nuts.
    Chill dough if it seems too soft.
    Form dough into 1 1/4" balls and place onto parchment-lined or ungreased baking sheets.
    Bake at 400° for 10- ...

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    Wednesday, October 16, 2019   /   by Callie O'Brien

    How To Make Mulled Wine

    ·      Mulled Spices (Can be bought pre-packed or get Creative! Things like Cloves, Cinnamon, Orange peels, and Vanilla are perfect for mulled wine!)
    ·      Your Choice of Red or White Wine (We have found that wines with their own touch of spice or fruit best compliment this recipe)
    ·      Brandy (or other brown liquors)
    1.    In a large pot, add the amount of wine that you intend to serve and let it heat up slowly (no boiling) just until it starts to steam.
    2.    Add your spices and let them steep, similarly to a tea bag in water. (If you don’t want to worry about chunks of cloves or cinnamon floating around in your drink, use a couple loose-leaf tea strainers! They make it easy to serve, drink, and clean up).
    3.    After steeping for a minimum of 6 minutes, add the Brandy to taste then e ...

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    Friday, June 28, 2019   /   by Callie O'Brien

    Summer Smoothie Recipes

    With summer in full swing, it can be hard to eat healthy when there are so many delicious summer foods! Barbecues, s’mores, and ice cream are all just too delicious! So for a quick diet pick-me-up, here are some delicious and nutritious smoothie recipes to try out! 
    Babe Ruth Strawberry Pineapple Banana Smoothie:
    1 cup Strawberries
    1/2 cup Pineapple
    1 Banana
    2 cups Orange Juice
    1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
    1 cup Spinach optional
    1 Tablespoon Chia or Flaxseeds optional
    Youthful Glow Green Smoothie:
    2 Handfuls approximately 2 cups Kale or Power Greens Mix
    2 Handfuls approximately 2 cups Baby Spinach
    2 cups Pure Apple Juice
    1/2 Cucumber
    1/2 Lemon squeezed (for extra benefits, use the juice from an entire lemon)
    1 Banana
    1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger grated
    Apple Crisp Smoothie
    1 c. apple cider
    1/2 c. 2% vanilla greek yogurt
    1/4 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
    2 tbsp. pecans
    1/4 tsp. cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. nutmeg
    Orange Creamsicle 
    1 navele ...

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